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NETGEAR EX6120 Quick Start Manual

Ac1200 dual band wifi range extender
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AC1200 Dual Band WiFi Range Extender
Model EX6120

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  • Page 1 Quick Start AC1200 Dual Band WiFi Range Extender Model EX6120...
  • Page 2: Getting Started

    Getting Started The NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender increases the distance of a WiFi network by boosting the existing WiFi signal and enhancing the overall signal quality over long distances. An extender repeats the signals from an existing WiFi router or access point.
  • Page 3: Meet Your Extender

    Meet Your Extender Before you install your extender, familiarize yourself with its LEDs, buttons, and port. Power Router Device Power connector Link LED Link LED connector (varies by (varies by region) region) Factory Reset button Power LED WPS LED button Ethernet port Power On/Off button...
  • Page 4: Led Descriptions

    LED Descriptions Router Link LED This LED indicates the connection between the extender and the router or access point. Solid green. Best connection. Solid amber. Good connection. Solid red. Poor connection. Off. No connection. Device Link LED This LED indicates the connection between the extender and a computer or WiFi device.
  • Page 5: Place The Extender And Apply Power

    Use the Extender in Extender Mode Place the extender, apply power, and connect it to your WiFi network. Place the Extender and Apply Power 1. Place your extender in the same room as your WiFi router. Proximity to the WiFi router is required only during the initial setup process.
  • Page 6 Connect with WPS Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) lets you join a secure WiFi network without typing the network name and password. Note: WPS does not support WEP network security. If you are using WEP security, follow the instructions in Connect with Web Browser Setup page 9.
  • Page 7 5. Plug the extender into an electrical outlet and wait for the Power LED to light green. If the Power LED does not light, press the Power On/Off button on the extender. 6. Use the Router Link LED on the front panel to help you choose a spot where the extender-to-router connection is optimal.
  • Page 8 Router Extender Computer 9. Test the extended WiFi range by moving your computer or WiFi device to the area with a poor router WiFi signal: Leave your computer or WiFi device in the area with a poor router WiFi signal and return to the extender. Check the Device Link LED on the extender: • If the Device Link LED is solid green or amber, your extended WiFi network reaches the area with a poor router WiFi signal...
  • Page 9 Connect with Web Browser Setup 1. Use a WiFi network manager on a computer or WiFi device to find and connect to the NETGEAR_EXT (SSID) WiFi network. After the connection with the computer or WiFi device is established, the Device Link LED lights. 2.
  • Page 10 13. Complete the registration fields and click the Finish button to complete the setup. If you do not want to register your extender, click the Skip Registration link. Note that you must register your extender before you can use NETGEAR telephone support. The Status page displays.
  • Page 11 14. Unplug the extender and move it to a new location that is about halfway between your router and the area with a poor router WiFi signal. The location that you choose must be within the range of your existing WiFi router network. 15.
  • Page 12 19. Test the extended WiFi range by moving your computer or WiFi device to the area with a poor router WiFi signal: Leave your computer or WiFi device in the area with a poor router WiFi signal and return to the extender. Check the Device Link LED on the extender: • If the Device Link LED is solid green or amber, your extended WiFi network reaches the area with a poor router WiFi signal...
  • Page 13 Use the Extender in Access Point Mode You can use the extender as a WiFi access point, which creates a new WiFi hotspot by using a wired Ethernet connection. 1. Plug the extender into an electrical outlet and wait for the Power LED to light green.
  • Page 14 3. Use a WiFi network manager on a computer or WiFi device to find and connect to the NETGEAR_EXT (SSID) WiFi network. After the connection with the computer or WiFi device is established, the Device Link LED lights. 4. Launch a web browser and enter www.mywifiext.net in the address field.
  • Page 15 12. Click the Next button. The registration page displays. 13. Follow the onscreen instructions to register your extender. Log In to Access Extender Settings After installation, you can log in to the extender to view or change the extender’s settings. 1.
  • Page 16: Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions You can find more information about your extender in the user manual, which is available at http://downloadcenter.netgear.com. The web browser setup guide keeps asking me for my network password (passphrase) or security key, and I am sure that I entered the correct password.
  • Page 17 I forgot my login email address and password. What can I do? On the login page, click the Username & Password Help link to answer the security questions that you set up during the initial setup. If you forgot the answers to your security questions, do the following to set up your login credentials again: 1.
  • Page 18 I enabled a wireless MAC filter, wireless access control, or access control list (ACL) on my router. What should I do when installing the extender? When a device connects through the extender to your router, the MAC address of the device shown on the router is translated to another MAC address.
  • Page 19 Type your email address and password and click the LOG IN button. The Status page displays. 5. Select Settings > Connected Devices. The Connected Devices page displays the MAC addresses and virtual MAC addresses for the extender, wired devices, and WiFi devices that are connected to the extender.
  • Page 20 Support Thank you for purchasing this NETGEAR product. After installing your device, locate the serial number on the label of your product and use it to register your product at https://my.netgear.com. You must register your product before you can use NETGEAR telephone support.

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